Scherrer triplets share Harrison honors

The Scherrer triplets, all graduates of the Harrison Class of 2016, are shown here with their parents after Sunday’s ceremony. Shown here are Steven Scherrer, his mother Sandy, sister Jessica, father Mike and brother Adam.

The Scherrer triplets, all graduates of the Harrison Class of 2016, are shown here with their parents after Sunday’s ceremony. Shown here are Steven Scherrer, his mother Sandy, sister Jessica, father Mike and brother Adam.

By Pat Maurer
Review Correspondent

It is a bit unusual to have a brother and sister speak at the same graduation.
Even more so when they are two of a set of triplets all graduating in Harrison’s Class of 2016 last Sunday.
Adam Scherrer won a spot at Harrison co-valedictorian, with a perfect 4.0 through his high school years, sharing the honor with three others.
Jessica Scherrer was close behind with a 3.993 four-year average, claiming the honor as Harrison’s sole Salutatorian this year.

The triplets, Jessica, Adam and Stephen (who also graduated in the Class of 2016) have always been close, although, “Steven has always been “the most independent,” Jessica said. “Adam and I are more cautious, he is more impulsive and ready for new things.”

“We have always been dependent on each other,” Jessica said. Adam added, “We don’t fight.” Jessica said, “We just pick on each other a lot.”
Jessica, who is also class president, claims Adam is the best when it comes to classes. “I have to work hard for grades. He just gets it. He takes a quarter page of notes in class, while I take a full page. He can be anything he wants to be.”

Jessica and Adam, when interviewed, often finish each other’s sentences.
“We were a miracle,” Jessica said. “Mom was hoping for kids, then she got three of us all at once. She says she is ‘overly blessed’ and that she ‘wouldn’t have it any other way.”

Their parents are Mike and Sandy Scherrer. Sandy is Treasurer of Hayes Township and Mike works at Federal Broach.
The siblings first attended Skeels Christian School, transferring to Harrison Schools in second grade. Adam said. “We have always lived in Harrison, near Elbow Lake on Meredith Grade,” Jessica added.

Adam, Jessica and Steven have been active in sports and extra-curricular activities throughout their high school years. Both Jessica and Adam are members of the National Honor Society.

Adam has earned three academic letters, seven varsity letters, Jack Pine Conference 1st Team All-Academic, 1st Team All-Conference in track and field for high jump, and 2nd Team All-Conference in basketball and football. He is going to State for high-jump and just recently received the Most Outstanding Male Athlete Award for 2016. “My favorite is basketball,” he said.

Jessica, also named DAR Good Citizen this year, was chosen in her sophomore year to represent her class at the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership state seminar. She has also earned three academic letters, nine varsity letters, Jack Pine Conference Sportsmanship in cross country, basketball and track and Honorable Mentions in basketball and track. She was 2nd Team All- Conference in basketball and track and 1st Team All-Conference in track.

Steven was also active in sports throughout high school.  He was in football and baseball and won several awards. He was named 1st Team All-Conference defensive line for 2015-16; 2nd Team All-Conference defensive line for 2014-15; and Honorable Mention offensive tackle as a junior and again this year as a senior.

Steven is undecided about college right now, Adam said. He is a certified welder and works at Marine Automotive Dock Systems. He is looking to pursue a higher welding position, Jessica said.

Salutatorian Jessica Scherrer with her brother Adam who is co-Valedictorian of the Harrison Class of 2016.

Salutatorian Jessica Scherrer with her brother Adam who is co-Valedictorian of the Harrison Class of 2016.

When it comes to higher education, both Adam and Jessica are planning to attend college, both at Mid Michigan Community College this fall.
“We are paying for our college on our own,” Jessica said. “We just don’t feel right about asking our parents to do it. They have already done so much for us.”
Adam and Jessica will actually be starting their studies this summer, taking Biology 101, while they are both working at Dairy Queen.
They will continue living at home – for now, they said, with no plans to move for the next couple of years.

After attending MMCC, Adam wants to transfer to Central Michigan University. He said he wants to be a Physical Therapist. Jessica isn’t sure yet, but wants to get an Associate’s Degree as a Radiological Technician. “After that I haven’t decided,” she said, but will probably transfer to a university.
“Someday I would like to live in a bigger city,” Jessica said, “not huge though.” Adam said he wants to stay in Michigan. “We want to stay closer to each other,” Jessica added. “Steven is more independent than we are.”

“Last night (graduation day) I was thinking about it,” Jessica said, “It kinda hit me. Always seeing my brothers every day, I always took that for granted.”

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